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North America's auction house for Couture & Vintage Fashion. Augusta Auctions accepts consignments of historic clothing and textiles from museums, estates and individuals.

In the Swan's Shadow: Fawn silk day dress, 1860s

French 5 Piece Silk Dress Ensemble, Augusta Auctions, October 2006 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction, Lot click through for more views, including Swiss waist and dainty shoes!

1863 dress (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Victorian Dress Date: ca. 1863 Culture: French Medium: silk Judith and Ira Sommer Gift, 1999 Metropolitan Museum of Art

I love the front bodice & how the loose folds on the neckline contrast with the tight pleats on the bodice back. I particularly like how the top overskirt/train is pulled back & very loosely folded and draped.

Evening gown, American or French, Pale cream figured silk trimmed with lace. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Day Dress Date: ca. 1864 Culture: probably French Medium: silk Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy H.

omgthatdress:  Dress  1860-1864  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Silk evening dress, British, ca Low body, deep front point; box pleats and directional pleats in skirt. Trim is box pleated ruched ribbon between a blonde lace and a black lace; singular on sleeves, doubled on skirt.